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English adjective: fit

1. fit meeting adequate standards for a purpose

SamplesA fit subject for discussion.
It is fit and proper that you be there.
Water fit to drink.
Fit for duty.
Do as you see fit to.

Similaracceptable, suitable, suited, worthy

See alsoappropriate


2. fit (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed

SamplesIn no fit state to continue.
Fit to drop.
Laughing fit to burst.
She was fit to scream.
Primed for a fight.
We are set to go at any time.

Synonymsprimed, set



3. fit physically and mentally sound or healthy

SamplesFelt relaxed and fit after their holiday.
Keeps fit with diet and exercise.

Similarable, able-bodied, conditioned, in condition

See alsohealthy, sound, well


English noun: fit

1. fit (state) a display of bad temper

SamplesHe had a fit.
She threw a tantrum.
He made a scene.

Synonymsconniption, scene, tantrum

Broader (hypernym)bad temper, ill temper

2. fit (state) a sudden uncontrollable attack

SamplesA paroxysm of giggling.
A fit of coughing.
Convulsions of laughter.

Synonymsconvulsion, paroxysm

Broader (hypernym)attack

3. fit (attribute) the manner in which something fits

SamplesI admired the fit of her coat.

Broader (hypernym)fashion, manner, mode, style, way

Narrower (hyponym)hang

4. fit (act) a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason)

SamplesA burst of applause.
A fit of housecleaning.


Broader (hypernym)activity

Narrower (hyponym)fits and starts

English verb: fit

1. fit (stative) be agreeable or acceptable to

SamplesThis suits my needs.

Synonymsaccommodate, suit

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)conform to, fit, meet

2. fit (stative) be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired

SamplesThis piece won't fit into the puzzle.

ExamplesThese cars won't fit


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)fit

Narrower (hyponym)joint, tessellate

Verb groupblend, blend in, go

3. fit (stative) satisfy a condition or restriction

SamplesDoes this paper meet the requirements for the degree?.

Synonymsconform to, meet

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally

Narrower (hyponym)accommodate, behoove, behove, coordinate, fill the bill, fit, fit the bill, fulfil, fulfill, live up to, satisfy, suit

4. fit (change) make fit

SamplesFit a dress.
He fitted other pieces of paper to his cut-out.

ExamplesThey fit the cape

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)form, shape

Narrower (hyponym)dovetail

Causefit, go

5. fit (change) insert or adjust several objects or people

SamplesCan you fit the toy into the box?.
This man can't fit himself into our work environment.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)accommodate, adapt

6. fit (stative) be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

SamplesThe two stories don't agree in many details.
The handwriting checks with the signature on the check.
The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun.

Synonymsagree, check, correspond, gibe, jibe, match, tally

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)be, equal

Narrower (hyponym)accord, adhere, agree, align, answer, bear out, befit, beseem, coincide, concord, conform to, consist, consort, correlate, corroborate, duplicate, fit, fit in, harmonise, harmonize, homologize, look, meet, parallel, parallel, pattern, resemble, rhyme, rime, square, suit, support, twin, underpin

Verb groupaccord, agree, check, check out, concord, consort, fit in, harmonise, harmonize

Antonymsdisaccord, discord, disagree

7. fit (stative) conform to some shape or size

SamplesHow does this shirt fit?.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun.
Something ----s Adjective/Noun

Broader (hypernym)be

Narrower (hyponym)fit, go

8. fit (possession) provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose

SamplesThe expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities.

Synonymsequip, fit out, outfit

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody with something

Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

Narrower (hyponym)accouter, accoutre, adorn, appoint, armor, armour, clothe, collar, commission, fin, fuse, horseshoe, instrument, invest, kit, kit out, kit up, mechanise, mechanize, motorise, motorize, motorize, motorize, muzzle, re-equip, refit, rejig, rig, set, set up, shaft, spar, spur, stave, stock, turn out, wire

9. fit (change) make correspond or harmonize

SamplesMatch my sweater.

ExamplesThey fit the cape


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)adjust, correct, set

Narrower (hyponym)balance, equilibrate, equilibrise, equilibrize

Verb groupmatch

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